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  • Hydro Aluminum’s Extrusion North America unit has sold its M2000 sliding patio door product line to Architectural Metals Inc. of St. Louis. The move is designed to enable Hydro to maximize internal resources and provide customers streamlined sales and service processes. Architectural Metals services manufacturers of products that use aluminum extrusion and sheet metal, including... more »
  • Atria Building Products, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Johnstown, Ohio, officially closed its doors last week. David Gerhardt, president, attributed the decision to close to continued weakness in market, combined with additional regulatory burdens. "Atria would like to thank all of its customers, employees, and vendors for your loyalty during our 30-year run," ... more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the August issue of Window & Door: VKR Acquires Canada's Loewen Windows Ply Gem Plans to Go Public DOE's R-5 Window Site Goes Live Atis Group Defers IPO Energy Star Criteria Revision Process Officially Underway   Alcoa to Acquire Traco Santelli Adding Indiana Plant   more »
  • Haddon Windows LLC, previously operating as Accu-Weld, has changed its corporate name to Haddon Windows & Doors.  The name change is part of a strategic integration and revamp of the 29-year-old Accu-Weld and Speyer Door & Window, officials state. The Haddon family originally purchased AccuWeld, the manufacturer of windows and doors based in Bensalem, Pa., at the beginning of 2009.... more »
  • Edgetech I.G.’s ProActive wellness program is celebrating seven years of success, promoting healthier lifestyles for employees and their families, the company reports. Initiated by its parent company, Lauren International, ProActive provides access to preventative screening, exercise facilities and assistance with life challenges ranging from financial counseling to smoking cessation.... more »
  • Eleven drivers who transport by truck Pella Windows & Doors and materials used in the manufacture of them have earned recognition from the National Safety Council for their longtime leadership in safe transportation. Pella Corp.'s C. Jay De Ronde earned the Best Safe Driver of the Year award in NSC's West North Central Region. As one of 11 regional winners seclected by NSC, De Ronde will be... more »
  • Wakefield Equipment, the Ohio-based supplier of window and door fabrication equipment has re-launched its Web site at www.wakefieldequipment.com. The re-designed site features a more user-friendly interface, site-wide search capabilities, video demonstrations of various pieces of equipment, new products, assembly line CAD drawings, downloadable product catalogs and more. more »
  • Cascade Windows donated 68 vinyl windows to the internationally recognized Millard Fuller Center for Housing for its 2010 Legacy Build honoring the founder of Habitat for Humanity International. Valued at approximately $10,000, the windows will be used in 10 homes in Indianapolis. “We are extremely grateful to Cascade Windows and their employees for their generous donation,” says Glen... more »
  • As part of its fall conference, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association is organizing a one-day seminar to address using a systems-based approach for all of the wall penetrations that could affect the installation of window and door products, particularly in areas of the country where water infiltration can be an issue. The association aims to gather representatives from various industries... more »
  • Interlock USA's expanded distribution facility. Interlock USA, a full-service window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has increased storage capacity by more than 30 percent in its North American distribution center, company officials report. The company made the investment in order to accommodate a higher sales volume as well as additional product lines resulting from... more »